Deirdre Yeater, Ph.D.

Deirdre Yeater, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Yeater joined Sacred Heart University in the Fall of 2008. She encourages students to meet with her if interested in becoming involved in marine mammal cognition and behavior research. Dr. Yeater is also the advisor for the Psychology Club.

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
    • B.S., SUNY Maritime College

Teaching Responsibilities

    Dr. Yeater enjoys teaching and incorporates her research and training experiences with marine mammals in her classes. She frequently teaches Human and Animal Learning (PS335) and The Individual and Society (PSCC103). Dr. Yeater also teaches a First Year Seminar (FY125) course “Comparative Animal Psychology: Are Dolphins Deep Thinkers?”  She is co-teaching a new PS200-level elective with Dr. Melzer “Are You Smarter than a Dolphin”. 

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Psychology
    Academic Building HC*219N1
    College of Arts and Sciences
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